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Recycling household electronics

We host electronic recycling drop-off events during the year for City of Boston residents.

Our electronic drop-off events are for Boston residents only. We don't take commercial material from businesses. You can find out more about the materials we will — and won't — take at these events at the bottom of this page.

Have questions? Contact:

public works
1 CITY HALL SQUARE, ROOM 714
BOSTON, MA 02201

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
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Oct 31

Household hazardous waste, paper shredding, textiles, and electronics drop-off

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Electronic materials we take

  • Computers (including desktops, towers, laptops, and tablets)
  • LCD flat panel monitors
  • Printers (including inkjets, laserjets, copiers, and scanners)
  • Networking equipment (including switches, routers, and servers)
  • UPS batteries, laptop batteries, and cell phone batteries
  • Audio and video equipment (including VHS players, DVD players, and stereos)
  • Telephones (including cellphones and office phones)
  • Other electronic accessories (including keyboards, mouse devices, cables, and wires)

Electronic materials we don't take

  • Televisions (all types)
  • CRT monitors
  • Air conditioners and refrigerators (Contact 311 or call 617-635-4500 to schedule a curbside pick up)
  • All other appliances not mentioned already

Please contact 311 or call 617-635-4500 to confirm that we will take your electronic item.